Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

Supramolecular materials
with a time switch

With the peptide-synthesizer Dr. Marta Tena-Solsona produces the building blocks for the gels she investigates.
(Photo: Uli Benz / TUM)

Self-disposing supramolecular materials with a tunable lifetime

[19.07.2017] Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University Munich (TUM) have now successfully developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time – a feature that could be used in numerous applications. [more...]

Phil S. Baran receives Wilhelm Manchot Professorship

Prof. Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen, Prof. Dr. Phil S. Baran, Dr. Tanja Gulder, Prof. W.A. Herrmann
Photo: Andreas Battenberg / TUM

TU Munich distinction for pioneering research on synthesis of natural products

[11.07.2017] The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Jürgen Manchot Foundation have granted the chemist Prof. Phil S. Baran the 2017 Wilhelm Manchot Research Professorship. With this distinction, the TUM honors his pioneering work on organic reactions creating new and efficient routes to natural products for the development of new medicaments. [more...]